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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4884–4887

Quantum simulation of decoherence in optical waveguide lattices

Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4884-4887 (2013)

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We suggest that propagation of nonclassical light in lattices of optical waveguides can provide a laboratory tool to simulate quantum decoherence phenomena with high non-Markovian features. As examples, we study decoherence of optical Schrödinger cats in a lattice that mimics a dissipative quantum harmonic oscillator coupled to a quantum bath, showing fractional decoherence in the strong coupling regime, and Bloch oscillations of optical Schrödinger cats, where damped revivals of the coherence can be observed.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1600) General : Classical and quantum physics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

Stefano Longhi, "Quantum simulation of decoherence in optical waveguide lattices," Opt. Lett. 38, 4884-4887 (2013)

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